New Student Peer Mentorship Program

sean and viktor in EITC

Photo: Sean Scammell (left) & Viktor Popp (Right) in EITC. Credit: Kerha Aomreore

The New Student Peer Mentorship Program (NSPMP) is for any new student (Mentees) at the University of Manitoba. Mentees will be matched with a trained upper-year student (Mentor) to learn more about the University of Manitoba, their faculty, and help navigate their first year as a new university student.

Mentors and Mentees in all three mentorship programs will be required to attend an information session at the beginning of the term where they will meet the Mentorship Program Coordinators, be matched to their Mentee or Mentor respectively, and discuss next steps. Throughout the academic year there will be:

  • Free food for Mentors and Mentees
  • Reserved study rooms on campus every month
  • Social events just for the Mentorship Programs
  • Biweekly updates on campus events through The Explorer
  • The first annual, Amazing Race: Billy the Bison Edition (January 2018)
  • On campus cooking (Fall Term)
  • Academic Learning Centre workshops
  • Specialized campus tours
  • Events tailored to the requests of current Mentors and Mentees!
  • Opportunities to provide feedback about the program and events
  • CCR recognition upon successful completion of the program (for both Mentors and Mentees!)

Applications for the 2017-2018 academic year are now CLOSED.

For more information, please contact the Mentorship Programs Assistant at 

Last Updated: October 3, 2017

Meet some of our Mentors!

Click on each photo to learn more about each Mentor Profile (More profiles coming soon!)

Photo of Mentor: Katherine Chimeny

Katie, 4th year, Faculty of Science: Genetics Major


 Photo of Mentor: Kwene

Kwene, 4th year, Faculty of Arts: Sociology Major, Psychology Minor


Photo of Mentor: Thomas Watt

Thomas, 3rd year, Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management: Physical Education


Photo of Mentor: Robyn Birch

Robyn, 3rd year, Faculty of Engineering: Biosystems Major